Comfortable accommodation in top resorts with great food, a warm welcome and friendly, professional service from your Inghams Chalet Hotel team
Combining the relaxed, informal atmosphere of a chalet with the space and facilities of a larger hotel, our Chalet Hotels are more popular than ever. The facilities generally include comfortable lounge and bar areas, en suite bedrooms, Free Wi-Fi, and many also offer additional comforts such as log fire, swimming-pool, sauna, or sun-terrace. All offer outstanding value in some of Europe’s top ski areas, and each is run by its own friendly and professional team of Inghams managers, chefs and hosts.Your 2016/17 Chalet Hotel holiday includes all of the following:
Breakfast – A skiers’ buffet breakfast is available every day, including porridge or cereals, tea, coffee, fruit juice, bread (including croissants in France), cold meats, cheese, fruit and preserves. In addition, our cooked breakfast offers your choice of bacon, eggs, sausage and baked beans. (On the staff’s one day off per week, the Continental buffet is available, but not the cooked breakfast.)
Afternoon Tea – After a tremendous day’s skiing or snowboarding, return to a hot drink and a selection of freshly baked cakes and savouries (daily except on staff’s one day off). Tea and coffee are also available free throughout the daytime in all our Chalet Hotels.
‘Culinary Choice’ Dinner – Our Chalet Hotels make dinner a highlight of the day, with our 5-course menus served six days each week, accompanied by a choice of complimentary quality wines. Dinner starts with canapés and an apéritif, generally served in the lounge/bar, followed by a starter, main course, dessert and a cheese selection to finish. For W16/17 season, a regional speciality will be served. We offer choices for each course, always including a vegetarian option, and ask that you make your selection at breakfast each day, so that our chef’s team can prepare everything fresh for you that evening. Dinner can be as sociable or as private as you wish, with larger tables for groups of friends, old or new, or private tables for more intimate dining for couples if preferred.
Vegetarian options are always available to choose from our menus, and other special diets can be catered for at a supplement, if booked with us in advance.
One evening each week your Chalet Hotel staff have the evening off, enabling you to choose from one of the local restaurants for that evening’s dinner, which our Resort Representative will be delighted to help you book.
Our choice of wines is selected in conjunction with our good friends, Nicolas and Véronique Perret, and their long established Savoie wine business. Nicolas is a qualified ‘Master of Wine’, and has helped us select two contrasting whites, two choice reds and a rosé for you to enjoy, unlimited, throughout dinner each evening.
Our Chalet Hotel Hosts are chosen for their friendly and helpful attitude, whilst our Head Chefs and their teams are professionally trained to provide consistently enjoyable restaurant-standard cuisine. At all times your Resort Representative is also on hand to help out with their local knowledge, and to arrange local restaurant bookings on the Chalet Hotel team’s one day off per week.
Our Chalet Hotels are the ideal venue for your Christmas or New Year celebrations, providing the perfect festive atmosphere, wonderful food and wines, and our team of staff on hand to ensure you have a simply fantastic week!
• Chalet Hotel ratings shown for each property are our own ratings; they are not ‘star ratings’ and not to be confused or compared with any system of official ratings or national/international hotel categories.
• Children of all ages are welcome in all our Chalet Hotels on all dates excluding the Chalet Hotel Dragon, Cervinia, as it is not suitable for children under 12yrs. We serve a separate High Tea at 5:30pm for children aged 11 years and under with an appropriate menu. However, parents may elect for their children (11 years and under) to eat with them at the adult meal times on payment of a £39 per child per week supplement.
• All Chalet Hotels are entirely non smoking
• Each has its own bar – in most cases open to residents only*– the ideal place for your choice of après ski tipple.
*The main ground floor bar in Chalet Hotel Dragon in Cervinia is open to the public as well as to residents until 11.30pm only, whilst the well-soundproofed basement bar hosts occasional live music and entertainment evenings. Chalet Hotel Curling in Tignes has a bar adjacent to reception for residents guests only, and the 'Ti-Bar', which is a public bar on the lower ground floor (3 floors below any guest bedrooms), is open till late, but with its own completely separate entrance. The ‘Méribar’, adjacent to Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes in Méribel is open to the public during daytime and evenings, but generally closes at 11pm, except for occasional special evenings (e.g. pub quiz, comedy night, 'silent disco'), to which our Grangettes guests receive discounted entry prices.
The Le Savoie is our flashship property in the famous Espace Killy ski area. It is not only a very special addition to our Chalet Hotel programme, but it is our first Platinum 5 diamond rating property. We are able to offer a more flexible choice slightly different arrangements apply (eg. an extended menu choice, flexible dining times, and the property being shared with guests from our sister companies Ski Total and Esprit), but it is otherwise run on traditional Chalet Hotel lines, as described above, and guest expectations should accordingly be oriented at this more informal style of holiday, operated by our largely young British staff. Specifically, please note that certain services you might expect in a ‘French 5 star’ hotel (eg. à la carte dining, daily towel/linen change, lunch service, luggage porters etc) are not provided.
This summer we have listened to you, our guests, and your comments, feedback and suggestions for the changes you would like to see to our Chalet Hotel catering. You have asked for an ‘evolution, not revolution’ to our Chalet Hotel dining experience. And that is what we plan to provide – taking on board the most frequent suggestions you have raised and making the following tweaks to our food and drink service.
Unlike in a traditional chalet, all our Chalet Hotels have a residents’ bar and lounge. This is the ideal space in which to serve canapés and to meet and mingle with your fellow guests before dinner. We will be upgrading the aperitifs we serve to a daily glass of Prosecco, setting the scene for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.
Our Chalet Hotel guests have consistently told us that as much as you have enjoyed our 5-course dinners this was “frankly a bit too much, and takes too long”. That’s why we are ringing the changes here too. The evening food and drink service is therefore becoming a 4-course dinner. You will still have a choice at every course – and to round off the meal, a cheese plate will now be available every day as an alternative to dessert. Whether you prefer a sweet or a savoury finish to your dinner there is a choice to make sure everyone is happy!
The rest of our Chalet Hotel evening meal service will remain as it is in this current 16/17 season. Bon Appétit!
Scotch Quail Eggs with a Dijon Dressing
and Salmon Ceriche & Rocket Rolls
CHOICE OF APPETISERS
Minestrone Soup, Herb Croutons & Crispy Leeks
or Satay Chicken Skewers, Coriander & Noodle Salad
CHOICE OF MAIN COURSES
Roast Duck Leg with Citrus & Cherry Sauce or
Chorizo-Baked Sea Bream with Roast Vine Tomatoes & Balsamic Glaze
Button Mushroom & Spinach Lasagne
Each served with Fondant Potatoes, Braised Leeks & Buttered Carrots
CHOICE OF DESSERTS
Fresh Vanilla Panna Cotta with Irish Cream Sauce or Dark Chocolate & Orange Liqueur Tiramisu
COFFEE OR TEA
SELECTION OF COMPLIMENTARY RED & WHITE WINES
of Inghams Chalet Hotel staff were rated ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ by guests last winter
of guests last season rated our Chalet Hotel meals as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’